9781108495271-1108495273-The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)

The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)

ISBN-13: 9781108495271
ISBN-10: 1108495273
Author: Conlin, Michael F.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 342 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781108495271
ISBN-10: 1108495273
Author: Conlin, Michael F.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 342 pages

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Acknowledged authors Conlin, Michael F. wrote The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society) comprising 342 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1108495273 and 9781108495271. Since then The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In an incisive analysis of over two dozen clauses as well as several 'unwritten' rules and practices, The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War shows how the Constitution aggravated the sectional conflict over slavery to the point of civil war. Going beyond the fugitive slave clause, the three-fifths clause, and the international slave trade clause, Michael F. Conlin demonstrates that many more constitutional provisions and practices played a crucial role in the bloody conflict that claimed the lives of over 750,000 Americans. He also reveals that ordinary Americans in the mid-nineteenth century had a surprisingly sophisticated knowledge of the provisions and the methods of interpretation of the Constitution. Lastly, Conlin reminds us that many of the debates that divide Americans today were present in the 1850s: minority rights vs. majority rule, original intent vs. a living Constitution, state's rights vs. federal supremacy, judicial activism vs. legislative prerogative, secession vs. union, and counter-majoritarianism vs. democracy.

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